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Training, Lagalla: “From today it is possible for institutions to assign credit”

The Regional Department of Education and Vocational Training has set up the “credit transfer” tool to ensure that the professional training institutions promptly disburse the sums due, as an advance and balance, to finance the training activities. It will therefore be possible for entities that request it to issue a specific certification of the credit due and this can be used for the purpose of any credit transfer, granted by banks or economic entities.

“Thanks to this instrument arranged in favor of the training institutions – explains the commissioner Roberto Lagalla – they will be able to protect the staff and guarantee a stable continuity of the training activities provided, even if they fail to promptly collect the advances of the financed resources from the Region. This is a further action in favor of the Sicilian training system which, thanks to what the Musumeci government has done over the last few years, has managed to turn a heavily stalled situation into a positive one, which had put a strain on the workers of the entire sector “.

Entities duly accredited to the Regional Department of Education and Vocational Training may be admitted to the credit transfer institution, pursuant to Presidential Decree no. 25 of 1 October 2015, which operate, in particular, in the vocational training sector.

The procedure applies to all stages relating to regional and extra-regional financing procedures and constitutes an important tool for simplifying the relationship between regional administration and training partnership, ensuring the latter financial soundness and economic stability.